Revised: 29 May 2013

Safety Information

Use of Cough and Cold Medicines in Children - Updated advice

What are other countries doing?

Cough and cold medicines cannot be used in children less than six years of age in Canada and the United Kingdom. A voluntary agreement means that these medicines cannot to be used in children less than four years of age in the United States.

Further information is available on the websites of international medicines regulators at the following links:



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